The story takes place in the big and hot city of Sanction, with Linsha Majere as the main character. Linsha Majere works for a secret Solamnian organisation called The Clandestine Circle, with the purpose to spy on Sanction's governor, Hogan Bight.
Linsha Majere becomes drastically one of Hogan Bights bodyguards. Linsha's job for the Circle, is to spy on the governor and find the source for his power.
The setting is (as described above) set in Sanction, a city with enemies from every corner. Among those enemies are The Solamnic Knights, The Dark Knights, the Legion of Steel, and a mysterious plague, which threatens to destroy the whole population of Sanction.
The whole story is told from the perspective of Linsha Majere, who has her own personal problems. Love worries, among other things... The best thing in the book is when Linsha discovers Durnes betrayal, after having spent several nights in his bed. I also liked the scene were Bight and Linsha meets the great dragon Onysablet (also called Sable).
I think this is one of the better Dragonlance books. It served lots of intrigue, mystery and a well structured plot with lots of depth. This was indeed a most enjoyable book, that should fit every Dragonlance fans expectations, and also the fantasy freaks demands.